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BC windstorm cost insurers 37 million for loss to homes businesses vehiclesBC windstorm cost insurers 37 million for loss to homes businesses vehicles

first_imgVANCOUVER — The insured cost of damage from the windstorm that raged through southern B.C. in December is over $37 million, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that pushed the price of extreme weather in the country last year to $1.9 billion.The storm knocked down large trees and power poles, leaving over 750,000 customers without power, some of them through Christmas.The insurance bureau says over 3,000 homes were damaged, boats were scattered and the pier in White Rock was cut in half.The bureau says in a news release that as the financial costs of a changing climate rises, it is working with all levels of government to advocate for increased investment to mitigate impacts of extreme weather.Those changes could include investments in infrastructure to protect communities from floods and fires, improvement building codes and shift development of homes and businesses away from areas of highest risk.Bureau vice-president, Pacific, Aaron Sutherland says the financial costs of climate change are increasing rapidly and the storm is the latest example of the need to improve and adapt to the new weather reality.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ontario court upholds changes to jury selection brought in through Bill C75Ontario court upholds changes to jury selection brought in through Bill C75

first_imgPaola Loriggio, The Canadian Press TORONTO — An Ontario court has ruled that changes to the jury selection process brought in as part of sweeping legal reforms do not interfere with an accused person’s right to a fair trial.The constitutional challenge to Bill C-75 was launched by Pardeep Singh Chouhan, whose first-degree murder trial had reached the jury selection phase on the same day the changes laid out in the legislation came into force. Chouhan’s lawyers said the new rules breached his rights to a fair trial and impartial jury.The reforms include scrapping “peremptory challenges,” a mechanism that allowed lawyers for either side to dismiss a certain number of prospective jurors without explanation.Lawyers can still seek to disqualify any prospective jurors they believe cannot remain impartial, but under Bill C-75, the judge is now tasked with making the final decision. That role was previously held by lay people called triers, some of whom also sit on the jury.The legislation also gives trial judges the discretion to set aside a juror for the purpose of maintaining public confidence in the justice system.In a decision handed down earlier this week, Superior Court Justice John McMahon said the new federal law struck the right balance.“The ability to exclude a potential juror based simply on their appearance, their look, or a person’s gut feeling, without furnishing a reason, is not transparent,” he wrote. “The elimination of the peremptory challenge does make the justice system more transparent, but without removing either parties’ ability to set aside potential jurors for articulable reasons.”The government moved to amend the jury selection process following the controversial acquittal of Gerald Stanley, who was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man. The jury in that case had no Indigenous members, and Ottawa said the changes in Bill C-75 aimed to make juries more representative.Chouhan’s lawyers, however, argued the new procedures would likely have the opposite effect and would contravene their client’s constitutional right to be tried by an independent and impartial jury.They also argued the legislation was overly broad, in that it introduced a major change — the elimination of peremptory challenges — in response to discrimination in one specific case. Two criminal lawyers filed affidavits in support of the challenge, saying peremptory challenges allowed them to select jurors who are from a similar racial or cultural background as the accused and reject those who, among other things, appeared to look at the accused with disdain.McMahon said that while each accused is entitled to a representative jury panel, they are not entitled to a trial jury which “reflects the proportionality of the population” or is made up of members of the same demographic group.The test, McMahon wrote, is whether a reasonable person, fully informed of the circumstances, would have a “reasonable apprehension of bias” because of the elimination of peremptory challenges.The judge noted there are several other safeguards in place to ensure a jury is independent and impartial. These include a mechanism to screen prospective jurors for bias and the trial judge’s ability to excuse or reject prospective jurors for specific reasons.“It appears that if either party can articulate reasons why a prospective juror would not be impartial, the judge would clearly have the ability to stand aside a prospective juror to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice,” he wrote.The criminal justice system should strive for transparency, he said, noting a judge’s actions would fulfil that goal and may also be open to review if necessary.The judge also rejected an argument that requiring judges to determine whether a prospective juror can remain impartial eradicates the independence of the jury. McMahon ruled the changes only affect a selection procedure, not the jury’s “important task” in reaching a verdict.“The jury members will no longer have to make determinations in relation to the impartiality of other jurors and, when selected, can concentrate on their primary goal, which is determining the guilt or innocence of the accused,” he said.Chouhan’s lawyers had also argued that should the changes be upheld, they should not apply to those whose alleged offence happened before the reforms took effect. But McMahon said the changes are “procedural in nature” and should be applied for every jury selected after the new rules went into force, including the one that will eventually decide Chouhan’s pending trial.This story by the Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2019.last_img read more

CBCTV commissions comedy about raccoon whispererCBCTV commissions comedy about raccoon whisperer

first_imgAdvertisement The man behind Trailer Park Boys is bringing a new comedy to CBC-TV and Comedy Central in the U.S.TPP creator Mike Clattenburg and Mike O’Neill, a singer-songwriter, actor and screenwriter, have co-created Crawford, about a young man who moves back in with his polyamorous parents after his record label drops his metal band. He makes a business out of his “natural ability to relate to raccoons” — a “raccoon whisperer” in the words of CBC-TV general manager of programming Sally Catto.Yes, you read that right. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img

EU urges Greece to step up reforms to get debt reliefEU urges Greece to step up reforms to get debt relief

ATHENS, Greece — The European Union’s top finance official says the Greek government can step up its reforms to qualify for a large debt relief payout in 10 days.Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici visited Athens a day after the European Commission said Greece had fallen behind on at least six major reforms. Eurozone finance ministers will meet on March 11 and decide whether to grant Greece a debt relief package worth nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).Moscovici met Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Thursday and said discussions concentrated on two main issues: long-delayed plans to privatize coal-fired power stations and overhaul a protection scheme for insolvent mortgage holders so banks could reduce their huge stock of soured loans.Moscovici said overcoming those delays was “doable” before the March 11 meeting.The Associated Press read more

Worker seriously injured after falling from silo in CayugaWorker seriously injured after falling from silo in Cayuga

A 61-year-old man is in hospital after an industrial accident in Cayuga. Emergency crews were called to Concession 2 Road at 5:12 p.m. Thursday after an employee fell from the top of a silo and was seriously hurt. The man was working at the top of the silo when he fell nearly 50 feet to the ground. He was taken to hospital via ORNGE air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The Ministry of Labour was contacted and will be investigating the incident.

Womens soccer opens Big Ten play with 11 draw against IllinoisWomens soccer opens Big Ten play with 11 draw against Illinois

Senior defender Megan Fuller (20) attempts to clear the ball during a match against Illinois Sept. 20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy ChiefThe Ohio State women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw in double overtime with Illinois in its Big Ten opener.A late goal in the 84th minute by sophomore forward Michela Paradiso helped OSU recover from an early deficit against the Fighting Illini.The Buckeyes allowed a goal in the seventh minute when redshirt-junior forward Jannelle Flaws buried a strike to the upper left corner from 20 yards out.Captain and senior defender Megan Fuller said the Buckeyes could do better out of the gate.“It’s disappointing we didn’t come out with a goal,” Fuller said. “So there is room to improve.”OSU’s slow start cost them, as the Illini outshot the Buckeyes 9-8 during the first half.After the break, OSU came out with a new attack and it seemed to work, playing with three forwards as opposed to two. Freshman midfielder Alexis Degler fired three shots and junior forward Kayla Varner recorded two, but narrowly missed scoring each time.Varner said she was just happy the Buckeyes could attack so much.“Getting there, for me, is good right now,” Varner said. “Obviously, I need to work on finishing, but I’ll keep working on that.”In the 84th minute, Paradiso received a through ball into the box from junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber. Paradiso one-touched the ball into the back of the net, tying the game.“It was my first career goal so it was great to get it out of the way,” Paradiso said.The Illini attack had come to a halt as they were out-shot by OSU 13-5 in the second half.In overtime, the best opportunity for the Buckeyes to score came in the 97th minute when freshman forward Nichelle Prince headed the ball toward upper right corner of the goal. Illinois’ senior goalkeeper Lauren Parkin came up with the diving save, though, to keep the game alive.This was the third match this season for the Buckeyes that went into overtime. Paradiso said the extended matchups are challenging.“It’s tough to play 110 (minutes) in the Big Ten,” Paradiso said.Varner said the team’s youth will help it grow as the team moves forward with its Big Ten schedule.“We have a young team, (for) some of them it’s their first time playing (in the Big Ten),” Varner said. “We’re just going to get better from here.”The draw drops the Buckeyes record to 6-1-2 overall. The team’s next match is scheduled against Indiana and is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with third child Kensington Palace announcesDuchess of Cambridge pregnant with third child Kensington Palace announces

first_imgSix weeks ago, the Duchess hinted that a third baby was on the cards.During a visit to Poland, she was presented with a cuddly toy designed for newborns. She turned to the Duke and laughed: “We will just have to have more babies.”The Duchess is one of three children, and enjoyed a happy childhood with her siblings, Pippa and James.The new baby will be a sibling for Prince George, who turned four in July, and Princess Charlotte, who celebrated her second birthday in May. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.The Duchess is less than 12 weeks pregnant, but was compelled to bring forward the announcement after being too unwell to attend a planned public appearance today. In a statement, the palace said the Duchess was suffering from severe morning sickness, as she did with her previous pregnancies. Duchess of Cambridge “As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.”Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today.”The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.” The Duchess of Cambridge photographed last week Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a trip to Germany in JulyCredit:Carsten Koall/EPA David Holmes CBE, chief executive of Family Action, who runs the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre the Duchess was supposed to visit today, said: “Family Action would like to give our warmest congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the wonderful news that they are expecting their third child. The couple’s third child will be born fifth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry into sixth place.The Prince of Wales is first in line, followed by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.William Hill is offering odds of 33/1 that the Duchess is pregnant with twins. Alice is the bookmakers’ favoured name if the baby is a girl, followed by Elizabeth and Victoria. For a baby, the shortest odds are on James, Arthur and Phillip. ”We are honoured that The Duchess of Cambridge chose to visit Hornsey Road Children’s Centre.“Although she is no longer able to attend today we entirely understand why this wasn’t possible.“Once again, Family Action sends our warmest wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their very happy news.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Duchess of Cambridge attends her most recent public engagement at Kensington Palace on August 30Credit:Samir Hussein/WireImage In July, when she was in the early stages of pregnancy, the Duchess undertook a tour of Poland and Germany, participating in a rowing race. Afterwards she was handed a stein of local beer to toast the rowers.The news was announced as the royal couple were preparing to send their eldest child, Prince George, off to school for the first time. Duchess of Cambridgecenter_img They have chosen a fee-paying independent school in a south London borough for their four-year-old son.Thomas’s Battersea will welcome the young prince and his parents on Thursday.Prince George’s first day at school will also mark a new chapter for the Cambridges as they are now mainly based in their Kensington Palace apartment rather than their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.The Duke, who quit his job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in July to become a full-time royal, is also due to attend the National Mental Health and Policing Conference in Oxford on Tuesday. The Duchess’s last public engagement was a tour of Kensington Palace’s White Garden last week, to mark the anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.Wearing a floral dress and sheltering beneath an umbrella, she showed no outward sign of feeling unwell. The Duchess of Cambridge photographed last week The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a trip to Germany in July A spokesman for Theresa May, Prime Minister, said: “It is fantastic news and she passes on her congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.” The Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2015 The Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2015 Four will soon become five A Kensington Palace  statement said: “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.”The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. Prince Harry said he was feeling “fantastic” about becoming an uncle for the third time, adding: “Great. Very very happy.”Asked how his sister-in-law was getting on, he told reporters: “I haven’t seen her for a while but I think she’s ok.”The Prince of Wales, the new baby’s grandfather-to-be, is “delighted” with the news, Clarence House said.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2017 The Duchess is handed a stein of beer during her tour of Germany in JulyCredit:Jane Barlow/PAlast_img read more

Battle for EHF Cup F4 Danish and German derbyBattle for EHF Cup F4 Danish and German derby

EHF Cup F4French Nantes  Frisch Auf Göppingen VS VS SC Magdeburg  French Nantes waiting for the rivals at the first EHF Cup F4 in May. It will be very interesting to see, which teams will qualify for the final stage of the new European competition: RK Maribor Branik  Matches will be played on 20-21st and 27-28th of April VS  Rhein-Neckar Löwen  Team Tvis Holstebro KIF Kolding København  ← Previous Story Biljana Filipovic goes back to France – Nice! Next Story → Brasil, Argentina and Chile qualified for Junior WCh 2013 in BiH!

Snapshot The ageold scramble for a seat at the AllIreland finalSnapshot The ageold scramble for a seat at the AllIreland final

first_imgIN 2013, WE’VE witnessed fans of Dublin and Mayo asking Enda, advertising in the lonely hearts section and bartering cattle (not to mention siblings) all in the desperate scramble for a ticket to the All-Ireland senior football championship final.In case you think it’s mere empty hype, first bear in mind that it is hype that has existed for a century on this island.Below are some pictures from finals between 1948 and 1958 released by the IFI’s Irish Film Archive as part of their release of ‘GAA Football Gold on DVD.They were simpler times, of course, with fewer (recorded) instances of trading sisters for short-term gains. So that left more wiggle room to scale rooftops, tunnel under fences and plead at the ticket office.last_img

The 5 at 5 ThursdayThe 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #MARIJUANA: A new opinion poll shows 38 per cent of people now support legalisation of cannabis in Ireland. As regards the state of the parties, the Red C poll — carried out on behalf of Paddy Power — puts Fine Gael on 28 per cent, ahead of Fianna Fáil on 22 pre cent.2. #FEES: The Tánaiste has said that Irish Water must demonstrate that the €50 million it spent on consultants in the last year was “value for money” and “necessary”. CEO John Tierney revealed earlier today that half of the €100 million the company spent in setting-up over the last 12 months went on such fees.3. #WIND: An Bord Pleanála has overturned a plan to build ten 110 metre wind turbines in Cloghan, Co Offaly. It was ruled that the structures (which would each have measured just ten metres shy of the height of the Dublin Spire) would impact the visual landscape of the area.4. #APPEAL: Gardaí in Dublin are appealing to speak to any taxi drivers who may have picked up or dropped off people at a senior citizens’ complex where the body of a man was found on Monday. A murder investigation has been launched into the death of 63-year-old Thomas Horan.5. #NEW LIFE: An astrophysicist with The Science Gallery in Dublin is the only Irish man on a shortlist of 1,000 people hoping to become the first humans to live on Mars. The only catch? The astronauts chosen for the mission can never return to Earth.last_img read more

Party leaders received €75 million in State funding last yearParty leaders received €75 million in State funding last year

first_imgRead: Report shows independent TDs get less state funding PARTY LEADERS ALLOWANCES accounted for €7.5 million of State spending last year, the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) has revealed.Six parties (Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, People before Profit Alliance, Sinn Féin, the Labour Party and the Socialist Party) received €7.5 million under the Party Leaders Allowance legislation.Fine Gael took over €2.6 million, with Labour drawing €1.7 million and Fianna Fáil taking €1.6 million.The payment is linked to increases in the pay of civil servants, meaning that there was no increase in the Party Leaders Allowance during 2013.The funding is not subject to income tax and may not be used for electoral or referendum purposes.Non-party members elected to the Dáil and Seanad also receive funding under the Party Leaders Allowance legislation.The amount payable to each such non-party member of Dáil Éireann during 2013 was €41,152 and the amount payable to each non-party member of Seanad Éireann during the same period was €23,383.The total paid to non-party members was €878,389, though non-party members will not be required to make reports on expenditure to SiPO until next year.The reports on the funding show that Fine Gael spent €880,000 on refurbishment of their Mount Street headquarters.The two coalition parties are miles apart on spending on the coordination of their local branches, with Fine Gael spending €470,000 to Labour’s €11,000.Labour, however spend more on promoting the participation of women.last_img read more

Truth Teller algorithm can factcheck politicians in real timeTruth Teller algorithm can factcheck politicians in real time

first_imgIf you paid any attention to the presidential election last year, it’s pretty obvious who the winner was over the course of several months of debating, campaigning, and just all around yammering, fighting, and arguing. The winner wasn’t Obama; he was just the result. The real victors were anyone who presented themselves as a “fact checker.”It was perhaps the most widely used phrase of the election, whether it was before a debate (“we’ll have fact checkers to catch all the lies that Romney is going to say”), during the debate (“Obama is doing well so far, but we’ll have to wait until the fact checkers weigh in”), or after the debate (“Before we say anything else, let’s go to the fact checkers”). If you were a “fact checker,” your words were treated with golden fanfare. No doubt everyone in America got sick and tired of those two words — much like you probably are right now after just reading it in a few sentences. Just try to think back to when it was uttered on TV every day for months.Even with all of that, fact-checking is a bit of a misnomer, because the people who are checking can bring in their own political biases, and slant the conversation or the facts to work in their favor. Or they can be selective about which facts they choose to check. In other words, there needs to be a truly independent, bias-free system that can analyze and respond in real time in order to give this whole process any sort of true value.That’s why the Washington Post has been given a Knight News Prototype grant to develop what may soon be the most robust, automated way to tell whether a politician is lying or not, even more so than a polygraph test (because politicians are so delusional they end up genuinely believing their lies).All of that is a long way of saying — say hello to Truth Teller. It’s a system of algorithms, speech-to-text technology, and internet content integration that can literally listen to a political speech, translate the spoken words into text, and then take relevant chunks of text and cross-check them with an existing database of pre-fact-checked articles.Right now it’s just in a prototype form, but for example, it can listen to an Obama campaign speech from last year, where the candidate said Republicans planned to cut financial aid to 10 million Americans by $1,000 each. The algorithms then cross reference that statement with an independent analysis, in this case by, and determine that statement is false. In fact, the Republicans never proposed that specific cut; it was just one option that would theoretically be on the tablet.Now of course, this is all based on very imperfect science and fuzzy “big data” formulas, but it is a start. The Washington Post admits there is still a lot of room to go, a lot of tweaking to be made, and a lot of user feedback that is needed. That’s why the prototype is open to all users. Maybe, just maybe, by 2016, politicians might actually start to be afraid of making false claims.last_img read more

Hubble détecte la plus ancienne galaxie jamais observéeHubble détecte la plus ancienne galaxie jamais observée

first_imgHubble détecte la plus ancienne galaxie jamais observéeLe télescope spatial Hubble a détecté ce que les scientifiques pensent être la plus vieille galaxie jamais observée auparavant. Treize milliards d’années. Ce serait l’âge de la galaxie nouvellement observée par Hubble.  Celle-ci existait déjà 480 millions d’années après le Big Bang. La nouvelle image, prise par Hubble et publiée dans la revue Nature, a été détectée grâce à une caméra grand angle récemment installée sur le télescope spatial. Les scientifiques de la Nasa ont constaté une croissance rapide de cette galaxie en très peu de temps. Ils pensent alors qu’il y aurait eu une période pendant laquelle la formation des galaxies s’est activée intensivement. A environ 500 millions d’années après le Big Bang, il n’y aurait eu qu’une galaxie, alors que 150 millions d’années plus tard, une dizaine d’autres auraient fait leur apparition. Les chercheurs affirment même que ce compte a doublé 100 millions d’années après. Il y a d’abord eu quelques étoiles, puis des amas, des bébé galaxies, et finalement les galaxies majestueuses que nous connaissons aujourd’hui, d’après le professeur Richard Bouwens, interrogé par la BBC. Il compare la galaxie découverte par Hubble à un nouveau-né : elle est beaucoup est plus petite que des galaxies comme notre Voie Lactée, mais elle grandit plus vite. “Nous pouvons utiliser ces nouvelles mesures pour savoir à quelle vitesse les galaxies se forment et grandissent”, explique le professeur Bouwens. Elles permettront également d’obtenir plus de détails sur les premiers temps de l’Univers, à l’époque des premières étoiles et galaxies.Robert Massey, de la Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), pense que la nouvelle image capturée par le télescope spatial va aussi permettre aux astronomes d’ajuster leurs théories concernant l’évolution de l’Univers. Si cette nouvelle observation faite par Hubble doit encore être confirmée, les équipes scientifiques restent confiantes.Dans tous les cas, les astronomes attendent avec impatience le lancement du télescope James Webb de la Nasa en 2014. La résolution de ses instruments va être utilisée, entre autres, pour observer les premières étoiles et galaxies qui se sont formées après le Big Bang. Le 27 janvier 2011 à 10:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Tennis et recyclage quand la balle jaune se transforme en terrain deTennis et recyclage quand la balle jaune se transforme en terrain de

first_imgTennis et recyclage : quand la balle jaune se transforme en terrain de sportDepuis 2008, les balles de tennis usagées sont récupérées via l’opération “balle jaune”. Cette année, se sont 1,5 millions d’entre elles qui vont être recyclées et utilisées pour fabriquer des tapis de sport pour des centres éducatifs ou des hôpitaux.Depuis que l’opération “balle jaune” a vu le jour, en 2008, “près de 4 millions de balles ont été collectées”, indique le vice-président de la Fédération française de tennis (FFT) Jean-Luc Tenedos. Une chose d’importance quand on sait q’une balle mettra “plusieurs milliers d’années à se dégrader dans la nature”, précise-t-il lors d’une conférence de presse organisée dans le cadre du tournoi de Roland-Garros.Aujourd’hui, les balles ne sont plus abandonnées comme auparavant. Elles sont récupérées dans les clubs de tennis, broyées et le caoutchouc, séparé de la feutrine, permet de fabriquer des terrains de sport, des aires de jeu ou des pistes d’athlétisme. Ainsi, 50.000 balles permettent d’obtenir 100 mètres carrés de sol. Des équipements dont ont bénéficié à ce jour 19 structures à vocation sociale, sanitaire ou éducative (centres rééducatifs, hôpitaux, etc.).Cette année, l’opération “balle jaune” devrait permettre la collecte de 1,5 million balles usagées auprès des clubs de tennis français contre 1 million en 2012 et seulement 900.000 en 2011. Cela représente juste un peu plus de 10% des 14 millions de balles “consommées” chaque année par 4 à 5 millions de pratiquants (dont 60.000 rien que pendant la quinzaine de Roland-Garros et qui sont ensuite réutilisées dans des clubs ou revendues).10% des balles recyclées… mais pas leur boite À lire aussiPourquoi dit-on 15 – 30 – 40 au tennis ?”On a encore un énorme potentiel de développement”, admet ainsi M. Tenedos cité par l’AFP. C’est la raison pour laquelle, pour augmenter la collecte, il cherche des partenariats, notamment avec les magasins de sport. Mais comme le souligne le capitaine de l’équipe de France de Coupe Davis et parrain de l’opération, Arnaud Clément, “aujourd’hui, c’est 10% des balles qui sont collectées, mais avant, c’étaient 100 % des balles qui n’étaient pas recyclées”.Tous oublient néanmoins que si une petite partie des balles jaunes est recyclée, les boîtes en plastique dans lesquelles elles sont vendues, elles, ne le sont pas. En effet, elles ne rentrent pas dans le cadre du tri sélectif mis en place par les communes françaises, explique Alexandre Friot, chargé de mission développement durable à la FFT. Côté recyclage, le monde du tennis a donc encore quelques progrès à faire… Le 31 mai 2013 à 20:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Un nouvel élément bientôt confirmé sur le tableau périodiqueUn nouvel élément bientôt confirmé sur le tableau périodique

first_imgUn nouvel élément bientôt confirmé sur le tableau périodiqueUne équipe de physiciens vient de confirmer l’existence d’un nouvel élément, l’élément 115, dans la classification périodique.La classification périodique des éléments est un tableau qui rassemble tous les éléments connus de l’univers : oxygène, hydrogène, fer, uranium, etc. Le tableau est arrangé par ordre croissant du nombre de protons qui composent les éléments, le plus simple étant l’hydrogène avec un seul proton. Vers le bas du tableau, on trouve des cases vides ou grisées. Elles correspondent à des éléments qui n’ont pas encore été validés par l’IUPAC (The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry). Ainsi, un comité de l’IUPAC va prochainement se réunir pour valider ou non l’existence de l’élément 115.Son nom provisoire : l’ununpentiumCet élément, provisoirement appelé ununpentium, a d’abord été synthétisé en 2004 par une équipe russe. Pour cela, ils ont bombardé des atomes d’américium (95 protons) avec du calcium (20 protons) et ont ainsi pu obtenir 4 atomes d’ununpentium, qui ont existé durant environ 90 millisecondes, une durée relativement longue pour ce genre d’élément très lourd et instable.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une équipe internationale menée par des physiciens de l’université de Lund en Suède vient de confirmer ces résultats, et apporte des informations supplémentaires dans la revue The Physical Review Letters. “Ce fut une expérience couronnée de succès, et l’une des plus importantes de ces dernières années dans le domaine” indique Dirk Rudolph, qui a participé à l’étude.Des éléments synthétiquesL’expérience a été conduite dans l’accélérateur de particules GSI en Allemagne. Il s’agit là du 6e élément synthétisé dans ce laboratoire. Les éléments dont le numéro est supérieur à 92 (l’uranium) sont dits synthétiques, car ils n’existent pas à l’état naturel sur Terre, ils doivent être formés par des réactions nucléaires. Mais certains peuvent exister dans l’univers, par exemple suite à l’explosion de supernovae.L’étude de ces éléments apporte aux scientifiques des connaissances importantes sur les processus de fission et de fusion nucléaire, et sur la physique atomique en général.Le 28 août 2013 à 15:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE now displaying new John Cena merchandise on WWEShop website after ceaseWWE now displaying new John Cena merchandise on WWEShop website after cease

first_img John Cena goddessroleplay Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Pinterest I like the new one more anyway. Also pabst is an ugly beer is now displaying newly updated merchandise for John Cena for his return tomorrow night during the Memorial Day edition of RAW.As reported on yesterday, beer company Pabst Blue Ribbon sent WWE a cease and desist over the original logo that was being used to promote Cena’s return in what appeared to be inspired by that company’s logo.You can check out the new WWE merchandise below along with a look at the prior look.All-New @JohnCena Apparel: Hustle Loyalty Respect!See the full line at #WWEShop.— (@WWEShop) May 29, 2016 A message to @JohnCena & the @WWE: We have a chokehold called the Cease & Desist. Pretty sure we see you— Pabst Blue Ribbon (@PabstBlueRibbon) May 27, 2016 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -1:03 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next May 30, 2016 at 8:10 am WhatsApp Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles 4 COMMENTS Videos Articles Twitter Google+ J™ Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announcedcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlize Theron John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event smh Videos Articles bit of a fkn stretch that one :-/still, fk em. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next agreed, pabst is cat piss. b d Now Playing Up Next May 30, 2016 at 12:16 am May 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm May 30, 2016 at 2:26 am Glenn Wolf WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Comments are closed.last_img

Guardiola admits selection headacheGuardiola admits selection headache

first_imgPep Guardiola opened up on his selection dilemma as they maintain their quadruple chase following their victory over Wolves.Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were left on the bench for Monday’s 3-0 defeat of Wolves at the Etihad Stadium, moving City within four points of leaders Liverpool.And Guardiola accepts he has to make difficult decisions over his team selection on a game-by-game basis.“I have an incredible squad, so if Kevin plays like he deserves to play, maybe [Ilkay] Gundogan doesn’t play – he made maybe six or seven assists in the last two games. He didn’t play today – and both deserve to play,” Guardiola told a news conference and cited via FourFourTwo.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But Bernardo [Silva] also deserves to play, what he has done so far, and Fernandinho what he has done against Liverpool. So that’s where he is and we’ve spoken about that. Today one of my favourite players, Phil [Foden], he was in the tribune.“But there is a lot of games and everybody is going to play. Maybe the next game, new players are going to come in. So they have to be ready, and not only that they have to play good in all the details. Because if they don’t, another one is going to play.“After that, I make a mistake, of course, I am unfair for many, many players and I know that. But today I decided for that and for the fresh players – like Aymeric [Laporte], John [Stones], Bernardo, Fernandinho – so it is what it is.”last_img read more

Operation Homefront walk honors military personnelOperation Homefront walk honors military personnel

first_imgKey sponsors of Operation Homefront Vancouver Freedom Walk were Fred Meyer, AdvoCare and Creekside Mortgage.Operation Homefront Washingtonwes.forgey@operationhomefront.netThey all had reasons to be in Sunday’s Operation Homefront Vancouver Freedom Walk.“My husband was in the Army, my father was in the Air Force and my grandfather was in the Army,” said Vancouver’s Libbey Holloway. Her girls, Gracie, 9, and Emily, 7, decided to run, not walk, along the Columbia River waterfront on a bright afternoon. The 2.5-mile walk went from the Grand Central Fred Meyer parking lot to the waterfront, over the Vancouver Land Bridge, through the historic district and back to the store.The event was meant to honor service members and veterans, police officers and firefighters, and to be a reminder of our freedoms and to allow for reflection on 9/11. About 60 people participated.Holloway noted her husband, Officer George Holloway, is with the Portland Police Bureau. Another reason to walk.Wes Forgey said he organized the event to also bring awareness to Operation Homefront, which provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded service personnel.“We want them to know we are here,” said Forgey, who is the Southwest Regional Coordinator for Operation Homefront.Retired from the Air Force, Forgey was asked why he is involved in the effort.“I like to consider myself a patriot, and I like to help young military folks because of all the deployments and the rigors of military family life,” he said.Last month, the chapter provided 250 backpacks filled with school supplies to local military families, Forgey said. He said when families in need receive help “there’s tears, there’s joy and relief, they’re emotional.” Forgey works with about 20 other volunteers. He said there are many Freedom Walks across America every September.last_img read more

Hooters Calendar Girls share holiday joy with South Florida childrenHooters Calendar Girls share holiday joy with South Florida children

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Hooters Calendar Girls are spreading holiday cheer to South Florida children.The girls made stops at His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood over the weekend.Several of the ladies are from South Florida. Miss January, Briana Smith, is from Fort Lauderdale and Miss June, Gianna Tulio, is from Boca Raton.The girls decorated cookies, played games with the children and distributed gift bags.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img